Contradictions and 'messiness' in local pathways of neoliberal urban governance: a comparative case study of Beirut and Marseille

01 October 2011 → 03 October 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
Beirut contingency urban transformation path-dependency Marseille neoliberalism
Project description

I investigate neoliberal policy outcomes in two urban contexts with diverse political traditions: Beirut and Marseille. While both are located outside the 'core' from which critical theories of neoliberalism derive, they differ vastly in their political traditions: state centralism in Marseille versus a 'peripheral' state in Beirut. Local outcomes will be looked at from a contingency and a path-dependency perspective.